During the weekend of April 10th-12, 2014, the 102nd Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) meeting took place on Miami Beach. This year’s event was co-hosted by Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios/Associate Dean of Cultural and Community Engagement for the College of Architecture + The Arts at FIU John Stuart and Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
On Saturday, April 12th, 400 educators attended the closing keynote lecture by Bernard Tschumi at 1111 Lincoln Road. Bernard Tschumi is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts (1981) and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays (MIT Press, 1994). In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design and build the Parc de la Villette, in Paris. Since then, he has made a reputation for groundbreaking designs that include the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Alésia Archaeological Museum, and FIU’s School of Architecture Building. Tschumi’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale. He served as Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003. His most recent publication is Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color (Rizzoli, 2012), a comprehensive collection of his conceptual and built projects. http://www.tschumi.com/
The closing keynote speech was hosted by 1111 Lincoln Road, “envisioned by Robert Wennett and designed by Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road represents the collaboration of renowned architects, landscape architects, artists and designers to create a unique shopping, dining, residential and parking experience for Miami’s residents and visitors. Situated at the gateway to Lincoln Road’s pedestrian promenade…” the space allowed for a visual and experiential environment to discuss contemporary issues about architecture and globalization.
Overall, the ACSA meeting was an extraordinary success and a testament to the innovation and creativity that is pouring out of Miami and captivating the attention of the world.
For more pictures of the Bernard Tschumi lecture and the 11 11 space, please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/117246202@N04/.
For more articles on the ACSA Conference and FIU’s presence please visit cartanews.fiu.edu.
This article was written by Evan Northup, Head Public Relations and Communications, College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios.
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